Monday, July 9, 2012
As much as I dislike the tedious process of proofing the final pages of Flea Market Style, I always feel as if I completed a college course in vintage before the pages are shipped to the publisher!
Did you know:
* Father Time is capitalized; ironstone and majolica are not.
* The correct verbiage is antiques store, not antique store, unless you are referring to a very old retail establishment.
* Doorknob is one word.
* There is club for just about anything, hence, the Araucana Chicken Club of America.
* Palladian window is capitalized; it is named after Andrea Palladio, a Renaissance architect.
* I owned and sold at my garage sale the same '80s armoire that one of our featured homeowners has in her office. Wish I would have painted mine.
* Poinsettias are perennial flowering shrubs that can grow to 10 feet tall or higher, as pictured in the backyard of one of our homeowners.
* The correct word for the chemical process by which patina forms is called patination.
* Selig manufactured a knock-off of the Eames lounge chair. Look for the Herman Miller badge to determine Eames authenticity.
* Wainscoting is a noun and means material used to wainscot a surface.
* Wainscot can be a noun and a verb; as a verb it means to line with or appear as lined with boards or paneling.
* Champers is a Brit term for champagne, so after every issue is sent to the publisher, we toast with champers.
I am feeling a whole lot smarter! How 'bout you?